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Themes Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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7. Themes
Revenge
In Frankenstein, revenge has an emotional resonance way stronger than Victor 's half-hearted protests that he really does love Elizabeth. The monster may think he has no connection to the world, but revenge gives him a constant link to Victor. It may be distorted, but it 's still a way of forming human bonds.
Knowledge
The pursuit of knowledge is at the heart of Frankenstein, as Victor attempts to surge beyond accepted human limits and access the secret of life. Likewise, Robert Walton attempts to surpass previous human explorations by endeavoring to reach the North Pole. This ruthless pursuit of knowledge proves dangerous, as Victor’s act of creation eventually results in the destruction of everyone dear to him, and
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The novel ends with Victor and the monster hunting each other on the Arctic ice, which symbolizes the primal struggle between them as well as the loneliness each feels in their existence.

9. Imagery
“It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs [...] that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips” (Shelley 48).
In Frankenstein, Shelley sets up the setting in November which tends to be a month of chilly weather. The creature created by Victor Frankenstein is explained in very specific manner which lets the reader picture the creature’s features. The imagery use for the creature’s features show how it greatly influences the feelings of his creator Victor. His creator spent so much time and energy to create the monster
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